Animal Welfare Organisations

Be inspired by people and the organisations which make a difference every day. This is where you’ll learn about the humble beginnings of rescue organisations that never gave up, and discover who needs your help and how you can enrich the life of a homeless animal.


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The carting industry as we know it today has a proud heritage rooted in District Six, where horses and carts were used to “smous” (hawk) fish, fruit, vegetables, bottles and bones. Horses were kept in community stables, travelled short distances with light loads, and business was lucrative for the cart horse owner. more

The Harrismith Animal Shelter was founded in September 2014 to provide a safe, well-run shelter space for animals in need in and around Harrismith, Free State. more

The Dachshund Haven

20th Aug, 2018
The Dachshund Haven is not a shelter. But it is an organisation where every decision made has a Dachshund at its heart. more

Bulldogs George and Lola started it all; when Bulldog-lovers Jolanda Voster, Chantel van der Merwe and Lenell Hattingh worked together in May 2015 to rescue these two, they had a feeling that as time went by more and more Bulldogs would need new homes. Just over a year later, Bulldog Rescue Angels was founded. more

Fallen Angels Pet Rescue, Melkbos, Western Cape, focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of animals. It is these animals that Ian Martincich hoped to help when, in 2018, he decided to tackle the gruelling 90km Comrades Marathon – not once but twice within 24 hours. more

Chihuahuas are famous for their small size, big personalities, and adorable features. Unfortunately, their popularity is also their downfall. In 2016 it became apparent that many unwanted Chihuahuas were ending up in kennels and shelters. more

Pro Life Pet Rescue

18th Jun, 2018
Nestled on beautiful open bushland 15km outside the town of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa, is the Pro Life Pet Rescue centre. This animal sanctuary, situated alongside the Umhloti Nature Reserve, aims to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cats and dogs that are starving, abandoned or abused. more

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, was started in 1959 with one goal in mind: to do whatever it could to prevent the endless cruelty society inflicts on innocent and helpless animals on a daily basis. In January 2019, it proudly celebrates its 60th year of animal care and protection in the greater Durban area. more

Animal Anti-Cruelty League Port Elizabeth started out of the boot of a car, when a social worker who’d been assisting the very indigent people of the area saw the dire need to reach the animals as well. Today, this organisation reaches over 1,300 animals a month. more

Funda Nenja was started in 2009 and roughly translates from isiZulu as “learning with the dog”. This sums up what an enthusiastic group of people are doing in the Mpophomeni township near Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. more

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